Medical Terminology Ch. 7

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Medical Terminology Ch. 7
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  1. carbon dioxide (co2)
    tasteless, colorless, odorless gas produced by body cells during the metabolic process
  2. cartilage
    tough, elastic connective tissue that is more rigid than ligaments but less dense than bone
  3. cilia
    any hairlike structure
  4. diffuse
    moving or spreading out of a substnace at random, rather than by chemical reaction or application of external forces
  5. mucous membrane
    moist tissue layer lining hollow organs and cavities of the body that open to the environment; also called mucosa
  6. oxygen (o2)
    tasteless, odorless, colorless gas essential for human respiration
  7. pH
    symbol that indicates the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance
  8. septum
    wall dividing 2 cavaties, such as the nasal septum, which separates the two nostrils
  9. serous membrane
    thin layer of tissue that covers internal body cavities, the cells of which secrete a fluid that keeps the membrane moist; also called serosa
  10. nas/o
    rhin/o
    nose
  11. sept/o
    septum
  12. sinus/o
    sinus, cavity
  13. adenoid/o
    adenoids
  14. tonsill/o
    tonsils
  15. pharyng/o
    pharynx (throat)
  16. epiglott/o
    epiglottis
  17. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  18. trache/0
    trachea (windpipe)
  19. bronchi/o
    bronch/o
    bronchus (plural, bronchi)
  20. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole
  21. alveol/o
    alveolus; air sac
  22. pleu/o
    pleura
  23. pneum/o
    pneumon/o
    air; lung

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